Ketan C Patel
Co – Founder & Chairman Secure Connection Pvt. Ltd.
Ketan C Patel founded Creative Peripherals & Distribution Limited with his wife Ms Purvi Patel in the year 1992. His expertise lies in business development, business strategy, product marketing, business planning, key account management, team management, sales management, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, channel expertise and competitive analysis.
With over 24 years of industry experience, Ketan is Creative Peripherals’ principal entrepreneurial force and strategic visionary. Today Creative Peripherals is a Value Added Distribution firm and entry specialist for all new brands, having its presence in PAN India and representing 25 global brands. Ketan is a pioneer in the electronics and IT distribution industry. With innovative and forward thinking, he conceptualized many industry initiatives and practices. Over the years, he has developed critical and longstanding relationships with many of the industry's IT, Imaging, Lifestyle and Telecom brands.
Under Ketan’s innovative leadership, Creative Peripherals was the very first (add innovative and unique programs conducted or initiated). His focus on product knowledge, exemplary service and the highest quality standards established Creative Peripherals as a benchmark in the open market for consumer digital and lifestyle products.
As a CEO of CPDL, his responsibilities include maintaining vendor relations, new product development and taking new initiative for the company's evolution and growth. He monitors the operations and the overall functioning of the company
Ketan has an engineering degree. He is a MBA graduate from IIM Bangalore. He is a veteran entrepreneur who is always open to ideas and constantly looking forward to evolve the company and the people in it.
Co – Founder & CEO Secure Connection Pvt. Ltd.
Mohit is currently responsible for leading Secure Connection Pvt. Ltd. business and operations in the important India market. He brings rich and varied experiences of 23 years to this leadership role with many leading multinational companies. Recognized as a key young business leader Mohit has recently been conferred the prestigious award of "CEO of the Year" at the recently concluded Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2012 hosted by Indian Affairs (http://www.telegraphindia.com/external/display.jsp?mode=details&id=30789).
Acknowledged amongst the Top 50 young business leaders by Business India magazine (January 2007), also featured on Young Turks (CNBC) as one the young business leaders of India (http://youngturks.in.com/article.php?autono=189). Mohit is also regarded as a subject matter expert and is amongst the leading icons of the Indian technology, retail sector and interactive entertainment industry. In his role as CEO, he is responsible for all facets of the business including, Sales, Marketing & Operations. He is currently building and scaling out Secure Connection business as a Honeywell brand licensee across the Indian Sub-Continent with aspirations to expand the footprint to international markets.
Mohit’s last assignment was Managing Director – India for Da Vinci Media, He has led the company into a successful Joint Venture with Quintillion Media Pvt. Ltd. (The Quint). The Quint is founded and promoted by one of the doyens of India’s media and entertainment industry Mr. Raghav Bahl. Mohit has led the business to a very successful launch in the Indian market. He also shoulders responsibility for the company’s operations in South Korea, where he has built a multi–million dollar business for the company.
As Managing Director, India Sub-Continent – Belkin India Private Limited. He brought Belkin into India and led the growth of Belkin in the Indian Sub-Continent. Mohit led Belkin’s strategy and business for the Indian Sub-Continent, besides also being a key leader for the organization across Asia Pacific. His focus areas included enhancing visibility for the Belkin brand across market verticals and geographies, introducing customer centric product innovations to the market, increasing consumer touch & experience across product lines, establishing strong retail partner relationships, streamlining distribution & supply chain logistics and overall, increasing the company’s market share in the rapidly growing CE and IT market in India SC.
Prior to Belkin, Mohit was Senior Vice President Star TV and CEO Channel [V]. He played an important role in building the channel into the country’s most sought music channel for the urban youth. Mohit spearheaded Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices division as the Country Manager prior to his role at Channel [V]. At Microsoft, Mohit managed retail, media & entertainment partner relationships and also led the launch of Xbox360 in India.
He has deep insights into the emerging retail trends in India and widely respected for his understanding of the Indian technology, retail and interactive entertainment industry.